Figuring the approximate amount of Shaker tape yardage needed for seats:
Width x Depth= ? Inches
(Measure at widest points.)
For 5/8" tape: ? Inches ÷ 5.3
For 1" tape: ? Inches ÷ 9
Answer = number of yards needed
(Avg. 15" x 18" seat = 52 yds. of 5/8" or 30 yds. of 1")
Two color seat: Answer ÷ 2 = yardage of each color needed
Remember, this is only an approximating tool. It is best to order more that needed because chairs and dye lots can vary.
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